Tag Archives: Spirit

Scripture at Sunrise 6.17.2013

“And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges Me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, but the one who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” -Luke 12:8-10

The way to the Father is through the Son. The way to the Son is through the Spirit. You cannot honor the Son without honoring the Spirit.

Scripture at Sunrise 3.10.2011

“You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” -Romans 8:9-10

God knew that the effects of sin were so great it was not enough to forgive us, He also had to unzip us and get inside us by His Spirit. -Paul Tripp, via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.17.2010

Sunday School | Colossians 3:12-20 | Bro. Roger Harden
“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”  -Colossians 3:14
We can’t truly love others until we truly understand how He has loved us. 

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 | Pastor Steve Wainright
How the Spirit Works Today
A)In the unbeliever: convicts of sin; convices of righteousness that only comes through Christ; convinces of the judgment to come; grants repentance and faith; quickens/gives life to us; changes our “chooser”  (John 3:7-8)
B)In the believer: seals us (Ephesians 1:13); keeps us by His power, which brings assurance and encouragement; progressively sanctifies us; possesses us (Romans 8:9); gives us liberty, making us free to live to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 3:17); raises us from death (Romans 8:11); leadus us (vs. 14); helps our weakness (vs. 26); intercedes for us; assists us in worshipping God; tunes our hearts to sing God’s grace; directs His churches (Acts 13); brings unity within the body by giving us gifts

Difference between spiritual gifts and talent: The Holy Spirit empowers the person who has the spiritual gift.  In Corinth, they were misusing the gifts, bringing pagan beliefs and practices into the church.  He gives us the faith to exercise the gifts He has given us (Romans 12:3)

vs. 4- gifts=charisma>Greek: “charis”>grace (Gifted by God; all because of His grace)
vs. 5- administration>ministries>Greek: “deacon”>to serve (use gifts to serve others, not for your personal use, meant to share); 1 Peter 4:10-11- He gives the ability to serve; Use the gifts to build up the body of believers (ch. 14:12)
vs. 6- diversities of operations>Greek: “energemata”>energy to carry out gifts God has given us
vs. 7- manifestation>made known to edify when you gather together
vs. 11- Every believer has gifts given by the Spirit.  (severally>Greek: “idios”>you’re the only one like you, unique in God’s sight; use same gifts in different ways=The body is edified and Christ gets the glory!)
*Manifest yoru fits for the encouragement of believers and the glory of God! 

Evening Worship | Numbers 3 | Bro. Jason Estes
I’ve heard nothing but good things about Bro. Jason’s sermon on Numbers 3.  I was at home with my grandmother, so I didn’t get to listen to it.  (I listened to Bro. Sugrim Ramesar’s message on Ephesians 1.)  So…here’s where you come in! INTERACTIVE POST!!!!  Leave a comment with what you learned from his message!

Scripture at Sunrise 10.12.09

Sunday School | 1 John 4:1-6 | Bro. Roger Harden
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”  -1 John 4:1
You have to know the Word of God to test the spirits.  Know the Word to defend the Gospel.

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.  None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”  -1 Corinthians 2:7-8
*God’s wisdom is hidden for our glory.  If it wasn’t hidden, His Son wouldn’t have been crucified and we wouldn’t have salvation.
*Ministry of the Spirit (vs. 10-16) // 1. Revelation: truth revealed (vs. 10-11) 2. Inspiration: truth recorded (vs. 12-13) 3. Illumination: truth understood (vs. 14-16)

Evening Worship | Leviticus 3:1-17 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility.”  -Ephesians 2:14
Our peace is found in trusting in our High Priest, Jesus Christ, the majestic One who deeply loves us.
[Read the story about the missionary couple who was killed in the 1930s, John and Betty Stam.]